Monthly archives: September, 2017

Is .IO the new .COM for tech startups?

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: I recently saw an experienced domain broker that I follow on Facebook, Ryan Colby, post an interesting comment about .IO being the new .COM in the technology space. By technology space I think he means tech startups, and while I’m a huge fan of .IO, and I know a ton of startups…



101 newly funded startups and their domain names: TenFour.com, ClearCover.com, Ryte.com

By Candace Cooke DNGeek.com: A whopping $896,602,930 was raised by 101 start-up companies in the last week. Of these, Shenzhen based transport and logistics YH Global, led the funding rounds by raising RMB1.2 billion (US$182 million) in Series A funding. Approximately 76% of this week’s startups chose a .com domain name, with 23% of them…



New gTLDs Investment Mistakes and Opportunities- Part 4

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: What to say to potential buyers that aren’t telling the truth / Good indian domain traffic monetization / The value of an Aged Brandable / And more. Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Using Google search “results” to promote your domain – Do…



Astrogold .com UDRP : Give this panelist a fat cigar!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Not very often do we give out the “big fat cigar” award to a UDRP panelist. In the case of Astrogold.com, the Complainant was Ajnaware Pty Ltd of Australia, that relied on a 2014 registration mark for ASTRO GOLD in order to go after the domain. Registered in 2009, the domain is…



Stormfront, web’s oldest white-supremacist site, reemerges after row with registrar – Washington …

Internet News: Stormfront, web’s oldest white-supremacist site, reemerges after row with registrar Washington Times Racists are returning in droves to Stormfront, the internet’s longest-running white supremacist site, more than a month after the online neo-Nazi hub nearly went dark over a dispute with its domain registrar. Stormfront admini… Source: Domaining     



Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): GadgetsPage.com, Dont4get.com, More

By Aaron DSAD.com: The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. PledgeofAllegiance.com sold for $9,550 at Flippa, and the domain was picked up by Jeffrey Reynolds, who is behind…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 29, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had…



Million dollar domain : Did a dog, Lucky, win the Omada.com UDRP ?

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: A UDRP against the domain name, Omada.com, was successfully fended off by the domain’s registrant. Registered in 2000, Omada.com has been owned and used by a software developer, who delivered services via the web site over the course of several years. Currently, his dog, Lucky, is being featured on the web site,…



Premium three letter .com domain name, SOT.com, is no longer stolen

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: It’s great news for the Finnish owner of the premium three letter .com domain, SOT.com. The domain was stolen from Wille Kuutti’s Dotster account a few days ago, by a cybercriminal who has been involved in numerous domain thefts. Mr. Kuutti has confirmed that SOT.com is no longer stolen, as the gaining…



$103k in Sales on September 29th – Ziko.com sold for $8,500 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: The top sale of the day was Ziko.com which sold for $8,500 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 163 sales for a total of $102,528 with an average sale price of $629. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 24% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount…



IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, September 30th

By Josh E DSAD.com: Have a great weekend! Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s Short Brandables Numbers One Worders Vape, Vegan, VR Snap Names/Dropcatch NamePros Godaddy Value BIN Available For Reg Fee Main List The No Bid List AllUses.com … Source: Domaining     



121 Domain Discoveries for September 30th

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



Daily Domain Picks 9-30-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 9-30-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-30-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com ThisName.com perfect name for a domain investor, could do some creative marketing with the name to market your portfolio, brokerage, etc… MB0.com Mike Berkens new link shortener. 2199.cc If you like 4N.cc pretty solid, ending in 99. F… Source:…



[POLL] Have you ever bought a domain on NamePros?

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: Monitoring other extensions registered for your domain name / Using LAToken to monetize domain assets / Price reduction increasing sales inquiries study / And more. Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying 1-word & 2-word .com domains – Be sure to double check…



Looks Like HAY Acquired Hay.com

By Elliot Silver I noticed a Whois change this morning involving the valuable Hay.com domain name, which had been owned by Digimedia. Hay.com is now registered to an entity in Denmark. Based on some Google searching, it looks like the Hay.com domain name was acquired by an entity affiliated with a business called HAY, which…



9 Simple High ROI Shopping Cart Abandonment Prevention Tactics

By Neil Patel How are you handling your shopping cart abandonment? The first step is for you to track and recognize how many shoppers are leaving items in their carts without finalizing the purchases. If you’re not addressing it, you’re missing out on sales. Take a moment to ask yourself how you can improve the…



Top Topics: AOL Bought My Domain; Did I Mess Up My First End-User Sale?…

By James Iles NamePros.com: This week, we published a poll based on domain name pricing, asking how often a domainer changes the pricing on their domains. The results show an interesting split between monthly, quarterly and annually adjusting prices, but it’s safe to say that generally, domainers move their prices regularly. Here are this week’s…



Merge is Coming Up – Are You Going?

By Elliot Silver The Merge Show is coming up in less than a month. The new conference, which has ties to THE Domain Conference, will be held in Orlando, Florida October 14-18. I bought my conference pass when the show was first announced, and my flight and hotel are booked. I will be there from…



.US Fans Invited to Neustar’s Annual Online Town Hall Meeting Devoted to America’s ccTLD

DNJournal: If you are a .US investor or just have an interest in America’s ccTLD, you should register for Thursday’s free annual .US Town Hall Meeting. Source: Domaining     



ICANN Delays Domain Name Security Key Rollover – Bloomberg BNA

Internet News: Bloomberg BNA ICANN Delays Domain Name Security Key Rollover Bloomberg BNA A plan to change the encrypted keys that help secure the internet domain name system is being postponed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers until at least the beginning of next year. ICANN, the nonprofit that manages the system…



Gap.com and HomeDepot.com lack full SSL

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Surprisingly, some major websites only have SSL for the checkout process. I was investigating datasets at DataProvider this morning and searched for large e-commerce sites that don’t have SSL. I was surprised to see some big names on the list. Some sites have SSL, but only during the checkout…



Domain petition : Need only 99,998 more signatures to drop .US nexus requirements

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The dot .US Registry, operated by Neustar, is the official country code top-level domain (ccTLD) provider for the United States of America. Dot .US is also the first allocated ccTLD, ever. Restrictions to .US domain registrations include US citizenship or residency and other “nexus” rules: Who can register a .US domain? A……



Eros Tokens : ICO for adult services stunted by domain UDRP decision

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: The proliferation of initial coin offerings (ICOs) has created an interesting dynamic among start-ups. Eros Token first set up its upcoming ICO two months ago, for a total supply of 10 million ERS (Eros Tokens.) Eros Tokens are meant to enable transactions among workers in the adult services industry, some of which…



AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

By Travis M. DSAD.com: A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 28, 2017. Short GoDaddy list today for some reason. I’ll have to examine the tracker logs to figure out why. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that…



Sedo folks are ready to run the Cologne Marathon!

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: There’s no life without movement, and Sedo knows that well. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, Sedo keeps in touch with the local activities, and by that we don’t mean Oktoberfest! On Sunday, the 21st Cologne Marathon takes place, and Sedo will be sending out three teams, to compete in the relay race. As…



Looks Like HAY Acquired Hay.com

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: I noticed a Whois change this morning involving the valuable Hay.com domain name, which had been owned by Digimedia. Hay.com is now registered to an entity in Denmark. Based on some Google searching, it looks like the Hay.com domain name was acquired by an entity affiliated with a business called HAY,…



Guntree v Gumtree: Nominet orders gun ads site must lose domain – The Register

TheRegister: The Register Guntree v Gumtree: Nominet orders gun ads site must lose domain The Register Gumtree has taken ownership of the Guntree web domain after Nominet ruled that a classified ads site for guns and ammunition was similar enough to constitute an “abusive registration”. Guntree, as its name strongly suggests, is a classified ads…



Ierse registry overweegt versoepeling registratie-beleid – TLD.SourCe

Internet News: Ierse registry overweegt versoepeling registratie-beleid TLD.SourCe Anderzijds lijkt het er wel op dat net omwille van deze regel cybersquatters en domainers nog niet zijn doorgedrongen in de .ie-zone. Als je echt niets van doen had met een bepaalde domeinnaam, tenzij je deze wenste te kopen om hem terug te verkopen … Source: Domaining…



Was the $41.5 million price tag for .Shop domains worth it?

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: .Shop domain names turn one year old and as .shop celebrates its first anniversary, we take a look if the $41.5 million price tag paid by the registry was really worth it. It seems that it will take them many years to recoup their investment, if ever. Here are a few…



ICANN Postpones Scheduled DNS Crypto Key Rollover – Threatpost

Internet News: Threatpost ICANN Postpones Scheduled DNS Crypto Key Rollover Threatpost ICANN, the overseer of the Internet’s namespace, announced this week that it was postponing a scheduled change to the cryptographic key that protects the Domain Name System. ICANN said in a statement that the change was to occur on Oct. 11, but new ……



How to reduce comment spam on your WordPress website

By Lindsay Liedke Domain Name Wire: Allowing comments on your WordPress website is a great way to boost interactions between yourself and your loyal readers. In fact, comments provide you the opportunity to engage directly with those who are reading your content and can provide some great insight into what type of content readers like,…



Merge is Coming Up – Are You Going?

By Elliot Silver DomainInvesting.com: The Merge Show is coming up in less than a month. The new conference, which has ties to THE Domain Conference, will be held in Orlando, Florida October 14-18. I bought my conference pass when the show was first announced, and my flight and hotel are booked. I will be there…



$180k in Sales on September 28th – Oar.com sold for $35,000 – Daily Market Report

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Sedo had the top sale of the day for three days in a row, this time it was Oar.com which sold for $35,000. NameBio recorded 213 sales for a total of $179,986 with an average sale price of $845. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 18% in…



Domains VS Bitcoins

By Giuseppe Graziano ggrg.com: I was working on an article that explains the differences (and similarities) between domain names versus bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies. At one point, the article reached 2,000 words, and I decided that probably you do not need such a lengthy article to get the main points: 1. LIQUIDITY BITCOINS: highly liquid….



Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday September 29th

By ShaneCultra DSAD.com: I had to rely on Travis to help me set up my SSL certificate yesterday and I realized that this is a very big deal. Every single site I developed is going to need to get an SSL cert. And everything that brings in data to those sites needs to have one…



Daily Domain Picks 9-29-17

By Raymond Hackney TLDInvestors.com: Daily Domain Picks 9-29-17 Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-29-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List AllTreats.com ArchitectPoint.com BedPanda.com BWCL.com CapitalTiger.com CarDonation.org CleanEnergyCalifornia.com CloudCorner.com Compete.co ComProperties.com ConnectOnly.com Davak.com DomainNameLLC.com EnglishTalks.com Followr.co… Source: Domaining     



111 Domain Discoveries for September 29th

By Michael Sumner NameBio.com: Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise…



ICANN Postpones Major Internet Security Update – Infosecurity Magazine

Internet News: Infosecurity Magazine ICANN Postpones Major Internet Security Update Infosecurity Magazine Internet oversight body ICANN has postponed plans to change the cryptographic key that protects the global Domain Name System (DNS), claiming that some infrastructure operators aren’t ready. Changing the key involves generating a new crypto… Source: Domaining     



10 invented brandable domain name sales from the Uniregistry sales report

By Doron Vermaat DNGeek.com: Quite a few domain name investors are under the impression that a pure invented brandable domain name (or made up names if you like to call them that) only has a chance of selling for a high return when it’s listed on a specialized brandable marketplace such as BrandBucket or Brandroot….



582533.com, GOOH.com | GoDaddy GoAfter Domains 09-29-17

By Jijo Pappachan DN.Domains: Do you know we have set up a price email alert for Chinese niches? The utility is available in the homepage. Send us your domain names with BIN to be included in the daily list. Do you know we facilitate bitcoin escrow for domain transactions for a fee of just 0.5%?…



South Korea bans ICO’s

By Raymond Hackney The Domains: It looks like South Korea has joined China in banning ICO’s. Reuters reports that regulators are banning the raising of money through all forms of virtual currencies, SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s financial regulator on Friday said it will ban raising money through all forms of virtual currencies, a move…



Working in tech can mean many things. The question is – do you want to be a Founder, Executive, o…

By Morgan MorganLinton.com: Spend any time in San Francisco and you’ll find that just about everyone that you bump into works in tech. While many people work in tech both here (I’m in SF right now) and in many other cities that have become startup hubs like Boston, LA, and New York, “working in tech”…



Congress Approves FAA Funding Extension – Flying Magazine

Internet News: Congress Approves FAA Funding Extension Flying Magazine One significant stumbling block to the short-term extension before today seems to have been language attached to the bill that would have allowed private flood insurance companies to enter that marketplace, one now totally the domain of the federal … and more Source: Domaining     



Don’t Tweet Your Account Details

By Elliot Silver This should go without saying, but if you seek customer support from a domain name company’s Twitter account, you should not share your account details publicly. Tweeting account numbers, domain name details, passwords, call-in pin codes, or any other information that could be used by a bad actor is unwise and potentially…



CHIPs are dead, but here’s why some people are still investing in them

By NameProsDaily RegisterADot.com: Today: .Com investors – Age demographics / Was I just scammed by a marketplace? / The floor value on cvccv .coms these days / And more. Here are the new domain discussions and domain name news. My first hack freewi.fi any thoughts? – Are hacks like FreeWi.Fi just for novelty or do…



7 Most Popular Blogs of Q3 2017

By Kelsey LaBelle Q3 has been an exciting time to be at DomainTools. This quarter we announced quite a few product improvements including Iris Collaboration Features, and the promise of Threat Profile. Additionally,… Source: Blog Domain Tools     



Your Voice Is Heard – Controversial Clause Deleted From China’s New Domain Name Rules – JD Supra …

Internet News: Your Voice Is Heard – Controversial Clause Deleted From China’s New Domain Name Rules JD Supra (press release) On 24 August 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT“) issued the final version of the Rules on the Administration of Internet Domain Names (“New Domain Name Rules“). These new Rules will……



Websites still don’t recognize all New gTLD email addresses

By Konstantinos Zournas OnlineDomain.com: Today, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) released two reports aimed at measuring the state of popular browsers and websites and their ability to handle all domain names – including new, longer, or non-Latin top-level domain names (TLDs) or non-Latin email addresses. The “Evaluation of Websites for Acceptance of a Variety……



Sedo removes stolen domain SOT.com from its marketplace

By DomainGang DomainGang.com: Sedo removed the stolen domain, SOT.com, from its marketplace, and terminated its auction. As we reported yesterday, the owner of SOT.com reached out to us with information about the domain’s unlawful transfer away from Dotster, to Spanish domain registrar, Nominalia; the owner is working on getting the domain back. According t… Source:…



Verisign files patent app for Thick Whois with privacy compliance

By Andrew Allemann Domain Name Wire: Verisign patent application covers handling European Union compliance. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how domain name Whois services are delivered starting next year (podcast). In some cases, including .com, the burden as of now will fall on domain name registrars. In the so-called “t……



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